Thursday, December 24, 2015

One inch they said.

2015 is quickly coming to an end. Where has the time gone? The last two weeks have been so busy making time fly even faster. We celebrated Christmas with our daughters and their families. Lots of good soups, holiday snacks and fun moments. We had our annual gift exchange with those wanting to participate bringing a 5-10 gift purchased at a truck stop. As you can imagine, we had interesting and fun gifts. Fun was had by all.

Sure glad we had our gathering last Saturday as today brought unpredicted heavy snow. One inch by noon, they said.  Instead we have around 5 and it is still snowing. Suppose to start letting up. Sure hope so, Church is at 4 this afternoon.

Definitely a white Christmas for our part of the world.

Our favorite relaxing place in the summer. Not so much this time of the year.

My wish for you is a very Merry Christmas with family and friends.

Stay safe,


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Favorite part of the Christmas Season

I am not very fond of winter. I tend to hibernate like the bears. But I do love Christmas. I love setting up my Nativity sets. Mornings are best. The house is quiet, soft Christmas music playing, fireplace lit, tree lights on, me in my favorite rocker and a cup of coffee. Doesn’t get much better than this.

Our first Nativity bought  53 years ago this Christmas.

Our smallest Nativity 
Our newest Nativity

 I do put out a few Santas but not many, especially since I don’t have little ones around anymore. Just a few favorites. Gave the others to family  this past Easter.

I hope to wrap up the shopping this weekend and the cards ready to go so that I can just sit back and enjoy the season.

Stay safe and warm,

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Don't wait till it is too late.

A good friend of ours passed on a little over a week ago. Her funeral was Saturday. Pat and her family were among the first people we met when we first moved here over 50 years ago. Her boys mowed our lawn and I was the daycare provider for thee of her grandchildren. We became close friends of the parents of those grandchildren, too As you can tell, we are close to the family. Patty was a great lady. Full of fun. Always brought a smile to people around her. She loved visiting, eating out and most of all playing cards, any kind of cards. Loved a trip once or twice a week to a local casino. She will be missed by many. But out of this sad life event does come good. A very close friend of mine moved from here years ago because of her husband’s job. In fact, her daughter and mine became good friends. We did manage however to stay in touch over the years.  Anyway, she moved back to the area a few years ago and we would see each other occasionally at church and would always comment we need to get together. Well, we all know how that can go. Pat’s passing made us both realize that none of us know when our turn will come and we need to do it NOW. We met at a local restaurant yesterday, visited for three hours and could have gone another 3. She and I could always could do that. We talk about everything and anything. We both enjoyed our time so much that we decided we were going to meet the first Wednesday of every month. Sure hope we have many, many more Wednesday gab sessions. I sure did miss her. Point is; just do it NOW. I am sure glad we did.

Stay safe and warm,